When we first met Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Wendy and I were fangirling because we read Daughters of the Stone several years ago and loved it. Dahlma had just obtained the rights from St. Martin's Press (SMP) and wanted to independently publish a 10th Anniversary ed. of the title. I offered my services to help her create a social media presence, because she already had an existing database of followers eagerly awaiting her next book. It has been an incredible journey coaching Dahlma as she discovered Instagram and Twitter and began thinking strategically about the release of her novel. The word that comes to mind is serendipitous, because Cristina and I met while working at SMP, it's only fitting that today we have taken an SMP title re-released it as a trade paperback edition via IngramSpark. The services my team provided Dahlma are tangible and measurable, however the friendship that has evolved, is truly priceless.
Social Media Coaching
Database Email Management
Book Cover Redesign
Book Interior Typesetting/Design
Comprehensive Media Report
Love of the arts is what the Artea Creative team have in common, aside from
the fact that we have worked together at
different junctures of our lives and came to
form this collective. Photography by our
team members appear throughout many of our clients websites and special projects.
Director/filmmaker Anton Evangelista approached Artea Creative for his film, il Signor Jackson. Artea's favorite musician, Hahki Alkhun, immediately began working with Anton on cinematography and photography. The film has since gone on to win first prize at the October 2018 NIAF, ISAD and Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum; Official Selection at the Manhattan Film Festival 2019; and Harlem Film Festival 2019. Private screenings throughout New York City and tri-state area coming soon.
We had to go all the way to Florence, Italy to meet writer, director Jawanza Bakari. We enjoyed working with his production company as they launchd their Spring 2019 performance at The National Black Theatre. We look forward to what the future will bring.
A project inspired by both the AHA newsletter of the 70's and Princeton's Communiversity, this has been in the works for well over 10 years. An avid patron of the arts, I grew up checking out everything from The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre to Broadway, to a variety of cultural events throughout New York City.
A soft launch of @Bronxversity on Instagram and Twitter took place in August. For over 10 years, our goal has always been to feature cultural events from 10451 to 10475 with the hopes that folks will step outside their comfort zones and venture out to the incredibly diverse neighborhoods of The Bronx and embrace all that The Bronx has to share.
Artea Creative is pretty excited about having this project come to fruition and we are looking forward to continue working with freelance writers and editors and be able to offer an interactive website in the coming year.